MEALS, SNACKS & NIBBLES
Brown Bag 3
Lunchbox for 1st break
Carbs and protein: Pizza wheels with cheese, smoked beef and tomato
Fruit and veg: Small fruit salad
To drink: Water or Rooibos iced tea sweetened with a little honey
Treat: Oat and choc chip biscuit
Recipes and Ideas:
Prepare basic scone dough and roll out 1,5 cm thick on a floured surface. Spread generously with Melrose spread and scatter the kids’ favourite pizza ingredients (finely sliced cold meat, banana or pineapple, gherkin) op top. Roll lengthwise and lay on a baking tray. (*) Bake for 20-30 minutes at 180°C, until golden brown and cooked through. Leave to cool and slice into wheels.
TIP: You can also make these pizza wheels with bread dough. Knock the dough down after the first rise, then follow the recipe up to (*). Leave to rise for 20-30 minutes and then bake for 15-20 minutes at 200°C, until cooked through.
Oat and choc chip biscuits
These delicious biscuits make a great once-in-a-while treat. Wrap them individually in tissue paper or wax paper to look like giant sweets.
125 g soft butter
310 ml brown sugar
5 ml vanilla essence
500 ml oats
180 ml cake flour
125 ml choc chips
Pinch of salt
Cream the butter and sugar together and add the egg and vanilla essence. Mix well and set aside. Blitz the oats in a food processor until slightly finer. Add to the butter mixture with the cake flour, choc chips and salt. Mix until it forms a soft dough. Chill for about 30 minutes. Preheat the oven to 160°C and line two baking sheets with greaseproof paper. Pinch off golf ball sized pieces of dough, arrange on the baking trays and flatten slightly. Bake for about 15-20 minutes (depending on the thickness of your biscuits) until golden brown and cooked through. Leave to cool completely and store in an airtight container. Makes 30 large biscuits.
Lunchbox for after school
Carbs and protein: Pasta salad with veggies and cheese
Fruit and veg: Apple
To drink: Milk, smoothie or veggie juice
Extra: Biltong snap sticks or thinly sliced biltong
Recipes and Ideas:
Cook the kids’ favourite pasta shapes in boiling salted water until cooked, but still firm. Drain and rinse. Mix some mayonnaise, a little milk and a drop of condensed milk or a pinch of sugar together and season with salt to taste. Add to the pasta and mix through. (Do not add too much dressing, just enough to moisten the pasta.) Add chopped tomato, cucumber, baby corn, carrot and cubes of cheese. Toss, cover and refrigerate until needed.